To date, Microsoft’s Windows Phone has seduced HTC, Samsung, LG, Dell (sort of), Acer, Fujitsu and ZTE. Oh, and some Finnish manufacturer called Nokia.
Throughout 2011 we heard that Sony Ericsson was vaguely intrigued by Windows Phone, without actually committing to anything, and now we’re hearing that things are much the same with Sony having chopped off its Swedish arm.
Speaking to PhoneArena at Mobile World Congress, Sony’s Xperia Product Marketing Manager, Stephen Sneeden, revealed that the Japanese manufacturer is still open to the idea of Windows Phone.
However, given that the operating system has still to make much of an impact, it’s understandably not top priority at the moment.
That’s much the same hymn as Sony Ericsson’s CEO, Bert Nordberg, was singing last October. Bertie explained: “at this point I wouldn't feel comfortable investing in a platform that isn’t as good as the one that we currently use. Therefore we have remained with Android, but I am quite curious about Windows Phone.”
More recently, a Sony Ericsson Windows Phone handset was leaked, however we suspect the SE branding means it’s simply an old prototype of some kind. Maybe.